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An online collaborative framework for orthography system development


Sook-Kuan Chin, Alvin W. Yeo and Nadianatra Musa

This paper describes a collaborative project for orthography system development involving the Daro community and linguists. We proposed a new model which integrated with Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to simplify the orthography system development. Besides, collaborative work also introduced for expanding the relationship between the linguists and community in orthography system development. Currently, our project focuses on Daro community, but we anticipate that this project will extend to other indigenous communities in Sarawak as well. This study investigates how community able to contribute their efforts in orthography system development. Hence, Daro community required to use the online platform to upload data. Their response towards the online platform was observed.

Keywords: Orthography system development, collaborative work

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Sook-Kuan Chin
She received B.E. degree in Software Engineering at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia in 2009. Now she is pursuing her Master degree of Computer Science at UNIMAS. Her research interests cover the indigenous communities and language preservation method.

Alvin W. Yeo
He received the PHD degree in Computer Science at University of Waikato, New Zealand in 2002. He is now a director of Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations (ISITI), UNIMAS .He has expertise in the area of Information and Communications Technology for Rural Development (ICT4RD).

Nadianatra Musa
She received the PHD degree in Computer Science at University of Tasmania, Australia in 2012. She is now a lecturer at Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, UNIMAS. She has expertise in IS/IT security governance, IS/IT Security Internal Controls.


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